Whiting USA Trust II
Royalty trusts pay royalties on the energy sources that are drawn from the ground. The underlying value of the trust, however, declines over time because those resources eventually deplete. You also have to factor in how oil and gas prices affect the trust, since falling prices are obviously bad.
… actually, I’m going to stop right there.
I don’t care if the trust is yielding in the high-teens if depleting assets and commodity volatility could kill me.